“It’s a HAUNTING moment!”: San Francisco 49ers QB Trey Lance’s season cut short with horrific injury
It’s an extremely unfortunate start to the new season for Trey Lance, the young starting quarterback of the NFL team the San Francisco 49ers. Trey Lance suffered a broken right ankle and had to be substituted by Jimmy Garoppolo who finished the match in his place.
Although the San Francisco 49ers won the match against the Seattle Seahawks 27-7, it’s never a good day at the office when you know that your starting quarterback won’t be available for the rest of the season. It seems for now Jimmy Garoppolo will have to step up and fill Trey Lance’s shoes.
Coach Kyle Shanahan was happy with the win but disappointed with Trey Lance’s injury
San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan has confirmed that Trey Lance has broken his right ankle and will undergo surgery on Monday which will cut short his season. He said that although the win is a plus point it’s a little sombre in the locker room.
“It’s always tough, especially when it’s a big one like that,” Shanahan said. “You feel for someone so bad. It’s sad but you don’t have time to sit there and think about it. You’ve got to get right back to the game, and the guys did a real good job of that. I’m really happy about the win, but it’s a little somber once you get in the locker room.”
“Any time a guy gets hurt I wish I could call [a different play],” Shanahan said. “But that’s something we were going to do and something we were going to continue to do. It’s a football play we believe in and something that gives him a chance to be successful in this league.”
Teammate Mike McGlinchey said that as soon as he saw the support staff bringing out the stabilizing stuff he knew it was a serious injury. He added that it’s a haunting moment in football that no player should go through.
“You can tell when injuries like that happen right away and they bring the stabilizing stuff out and the cart out,” tackle Mike McGlinchey said. “It’s a haunting moment for anybody that’s on the football field, and it can happen to anybody. Unfortunately, it happened to him on that play and we’re praying for him and hope he just gets better.”